S1 live condenser Microphone

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The RØDE S1 live condenser vocal microphone provides the ultimate in performance for artists and engineers that demand studio quality audio while on stage without compromising on mobility, versatility or durability.
 
At the heart of the S1 is a super-cardioid 1/2" true condenser capsule tuned to virtually eliminate feedback in on stage performance. The combination of sophisticated internal shock mounting and a built in high-pass filter dramatically reduces undesirable low frequency background noise and handling noise.
 
Multiple layers of acoustically optimised steel mesh in the microphone head filters breath, wind and plosive noises without affecting the microphone sensitivity or frequency response.
 
The S1 is also an ideal handheld studio vocal microphone for artists that prefer to hold the microphone during recording.
 
The RØDE S1 live condenser vocal microphone is covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.

Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Capsule 0.50"
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance 50Ω
Maximum SPL 151dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level 12.5dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity -46.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (5.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Power Options +48V phantom power
Weight 308.00gm
Dimensions 183.00mmH x 52.00mmW x 52.00mmD
Output XLR Output

S1 microphone reviews:

“...offers a real step-up in quality when compared to its dynamic counterparts... To sum up, I would say that if you want studio-mic sound quality on stage, the RØDE S1 is one of the better options available”
- Sound on Sound Magazine
“A five-stage pop filter, an incredible 151 dB SPL, low THD and a supercardioid condenser element are reasons enough to make this mic a standard for any live event. This is a great handheld, condenser mic!”
- proaudioreview.com
“The sound is excellent! The vocals really project in the mix. Presence is great, tone is great. The vocals are articulate, no muddiness and there seems to be no coloration of the sound. Summed up, this is an EXCELLENT live microphone! I would buy it again. Great job RØDE!”
- Gary, Sweetwater customer review
“I purchased this mic 4 years ago after being told by a pro sound vet that my dynamic mic was ripping me off sonically. Once I received the mic we did the "pepsi challenge" with my old mic to compare. The difference was night & day. Many folks over the years have said that condensers are fragile and tempremental; this one is not. It has stood up to hard use without ever faltering. The only issue I have ever had is that it requires 48v phantom, period. Anything less than 48v will not light it up. Overall the price may seem a bit prohibitive, but when you consider that the sound quality you get from this mic alone is comparable to what you could only get by having an expensive pre-amp. This mic's frequency range is 20-20k ensures that you get all of those frequencies that most mics will not pick up. The guarantee is icing on the cake. If you are on the fence, jump off and buy it, you won't be disappointed. ”
- Smitty, USA (Customer Review)
“Bought this mic after being reasonably pleased with the Beta 87a I had been using. Wow! What a difference. Everything from a whisper to a scream had more warmth without being muddy, clarity without being brittle and, it just felt like I could connect.”
- David Sadd, USA
“I first heard the RØDE name from a Karaoke buddy who had whispered into my ears about a rising star line of mics - RØDE. That was a few years back. Then I joined a vocal group. Rather, it's a church choir. At some point I convinced them that RØDE mics are great performers, so we bought a RØDE S1 along with an NT4 pair. Whenever a soloist, especially a male vocalist sang on it, the sound produced was sweet, feedback and plosives free. I know, because I had owned and been using Shure Beta 87, AKG C535EB condenser mics, among other lesser mics. There's certain distinctive sweetness yet being faithful to the voice of the S1 that I missed when using the other mics. So, I purchase a RØDE NTK for my home use. Its excellent tube stage lets me hear and enjoy all nuances of vocals when played through Mackie 1620 Onyx mixer. The mike, however great it sounds, is to be used strictly in-house only. Today an S1 arrived from an order placed 2 weeks ago. I instantly hooked it up to the same system, let it cook for a few minutes, and start singing into it. Sure, side by side compared with the NTK, it lacks the ultimate bass and sensitivity of the latter, but I adjusted to the more close-up proximity and voila, a very rich RØDE-family sound can be achieved with the 1/2 priced S1. Having an S1 and NTK side by side is a very interesting and educational experience that doesn't seem to stop giving me smiles and sheer pleasure. Thank you RØDE, for creating truly fabulous pro-audio products at down-to-earth prices. ”
- Paul, USA (Customer Review)


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